1. saturday afternoon oaxacan lunch on a beautiful day with my sweet liz and these nice folks at a communal table at the quasi-legal place that throws you down the keys and serves quesadillas with squash blossoms and tamarindo refresco.
2. this ted talk about the grapes of wrath and emotional resiliency and the immune system and healing cancer through compassion. it's helped me to really understand the ayurvedic concept of ojas and how to bring more of this connective, flowing energy into my life when my tendency can so often be to over-plow (burn out) my energetic resources.
3. this quote from the book i'm reading for a yoga ladies book club called women who run with wolves. i really suggest checking it out if you feel at all like you've lost a sense of connection to your own depths. i'm two chapters in and it's rocking my world.
"I'll tell you right now, the doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door."
4. these bands that are getting a lot of play on my spotify favorites downloads as i drive around this city: frankie rose, dum dum girls, courtney barnett, au revoir simone, blood orange, agnes obell, and austra.
5. this spring yoga retreat i'm leading with the stunning julia romano in west virginia this may. like the other goddess women i lead my retreats with, it's such a pleasure to co-create a theme, pick a space and know how many of us will be changed by a weekend of really getting to know ourselves better in the relaxed space of mother nature. last friday morning, my meditation teachers guided me through a deep exploration of how all each of us is is open presence and that by abiding in this presence as often as we can (meditation), there is healing and truth and connectivity. that same day julia sent me the write-up for the retreat with the title of "practicing presence." of course it's divine and right and you should totally come. you can find information on signing up here. much love!